BREAKFAST NEWS 10-02-2022

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  • FEDERAL GOVERNMENT REVEALS NEXT LINE OF ACTION ON ADULTERATED FUEL.
  • NATIONAL DRUG LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCY BOSS SEEKS DRUG TESTS FOR UNIVERRSITY STUDENTS.
  • NIGERIA TROOPS NEUTRALISE GUNMEN ENFORCING SIT-AT-HOME ORDER IN ANAMBRA.

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FG/FUEL

THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT WILL CARRY OUT A MAJOR INVESTIGATION INTO THE ADULTERATION OF FUEL IN NIGERIA.

THE MINISTER OF STATE FOR PETROLEUM, TIMIPRE SYLVA REVEALED THIS WHILE ADDRESSING STATE HOUSE CORRESPONDENTS AFTER THE WEEKLY FEDERAL EXECUTIVE COUNCIL, FEC MEETING, SAYING THE INVESTIGATION WOULD REVEAL THE CAUSE OF THE UNSAFE QUANTITY OF METHANOL IN PETROL IMPORTED INTO THE COUNTRY.

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SYLVA WHO FURTHER DISCLOSED THAT THOSE RESPONSIBLE FOR IMPORTING ADULTERATED FUEL WOULD BE REVEALED DURING THE INVESTIGATION NOTED THAT THE GOVERNMENT NEED TO GET TO THE BOTTOM OF IT BEFORE THEY COULD COME BACK TO TELL NIGERIANS WHAT WOULD HAPPEN TO THE CULPRITS.

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THE MINISTER ALSO ASSURED THAT THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT WOULD PUT INTO CONSIDERATION NIGERIANS WHOSE CARS WERE DAMAGED AFTER USING THE ADULTERATED FUEL.

SENATE/JUDICIAL NOMINEES

THE SENATE HAS CONFIRMED THE NOMINATIONS OF NNAMONSO EKANEM AND MAHMOUD MAGAJI AS MEMBERS OF THE FEDERAL JUDICIAL SERVICE COMMISSION.

REPORT SAYS CONFIRMATION OF BOTH NOMINEES WHO ARE TO REPRESENT THE SOUTH-SOUTH AND NORTH-CENTRAL ZONES ON THE COMMISSION FOLLOWED THE CONSIDERATION OF A REPORT BY THE COMMITTEE ON JUDICIARY, HUMAN RIGHTS AND LEGAL MATTERS.

MEANWHILE, CHAIRMAN OF THE COMMITTEE, SEN.  OPEYEMI BAMIDELE, IN HIS PRESENTATION SAID THEIR NOMINATIONS WERE MADE BY PRESIDENT MUHAMMADU BUHARI PURSUANT TO SOME SECTION OF THE NIGERIA 1999 CONSTITUTION AS AMENDED.

ACCORDING TO SEN. BAMIDELE, THE NOMINEES ARE FIT AND PROPER PERSONS FOR APPOINTMENT AS MEMBERS OF THE COMMISSION, DISCLOSING THAT THERE WAS NO PETITION OR ADVERSE REPORT AGAINST THE NOMINEES AND RECORD CHECKS AS OTHER FORMS OF INVESTIGATIONS BY SECURITY AGENCIES DID NOT REVEAL ANY NEGATIVE TRACE AGAINST THEM.

REPS/WORKERS BILL

THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES HAS FORCED A MEMBER REPRESENTING IGBO-EZE NORTH/UDENU FEDERAL CONSTITUENCY IN ENUGU STATE, SIMON ATIGWE TO WITHDRAW A BILL SEEKING TO BAR WORKERS IN THE HEALTH SECTOR FROM EMBARKING ON INDUSTRIAL ACTION.

REPORT HAS IT THAT SEVERAL UNIONS IN THE HEALTH SECTOR SUCH AS THE NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF RESIDENT DOCTORS, NARD AND THE JOINT HEALTH SECTOR UNION HAD ON DIFFERENT OCCASIONS DOWNED TOOLS OVER ISSUES BOTHERING ON THEIR WELFARE AND WORKING CONDITIONS.

ATIGWE HAD READ OUT THE LONG TITLE OF THE BILL AND MOVED A MOTION FOR ITS SECOND READING WHILE ANOTHER LAWMAKER, CHRISTOPHER OKWUDILI SECONDED THE MOTION.

MEANWHILE, ACCORDING TO THE HOUSE, THE PROPOSAL WHICH FAILED ITS SECOND READING AT THE PLENARY ON WEDNESDAY WAS AGAINST THE PROVISIONS OF THE NIGERIA CONSTITUTION AS THE DEPUTY SPEAKER, AHMED WASE, WHO PRESIDED OVER THE SESSION ASKED THE SPONSOR TO EITHER STEP DOWN THE BILL OR WITHDRAW IT.

PLATEAU/LAW SCHOOL

PLATEAU STATE GOVERNOR, SIMON LALONG HAS COMMENDED THE SENATE FOR PASSING A BILL SEEKING TO ESTABLISH SIX MORE LAW SCHOOL CAMPUSES ACROSS THE COUNTRY.

GOVERNOR LALONG GAVE THE COMMENDATION IN A STATEMENT ISSUED TO JOURNALISTS IN JOS, THE STATE CAPITAL,  EXPRESSING BELIEVE THAT IF THE BILL IS ALSO PASSED BY THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES AND APPROVED BY PRESIDENT MUHAMMADU BUHARI,  IT WOULD INCREASE THE LAW SCHOOL CAMPUSES FROM 6 TO 12 IN THE COUNTRY.

THE GOVERNOR WHO ADDED THAT THE ESTABLISHMENT WOULD ALSO STRENGTHEN THE TRAINING OF NIGERIAN LEGAL PROFESSIONALS AND REDUCE THE CHALLENGES EXPERIENCED BY LAW GRADUATES IN GETTING ADMITTED TO THE FEW LAW SCHOOLS WHICH IS A REQIREMENT FOR CALL TO THE BAR STRONGLY LAUDED THE SENATE FOR THE CHOICE OF PLATEAU STATE AS A HOST OF ONE OF THE NEW CAMPUSES.

REPORT SAYS APPROVAL OF THE NEW LAW CAMPUSES FOLLOWED THE CONSIDERATION AND ADOPTION OF A REPORT BY THE SENATE COMMITTEE ON JUDICIARY, HUMAN RIGHTS AND LEGAL MATTERS ON THE LEGAL EDUCATION ACT, AMENDMENT BILL, 2021.

NDLEA/DRUG ABUSE

AS PART OF THE EFFORTS TO FIGHT THE MENACE OF DRUG ABUSE AMONG NIGERIAN YOUTHS, THE NATIONAL DRUG LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCY, NDLEA HAS ASKED ALL TERTIARY INSTITUTIONS IN NIGERIA TO MAKE DRUG INTEGRITY TEST AN INSTITUTIONAL POLICY FOR BOTH NEW AND RETURNING STUDENTS.

NDLEA CHAIRMAN, BUBA MARWA MADE THE REQUEST WHILE LAUNCHING THE DRUG-FREE UNIVERSITY CAMPAIGN AT THE UNIVERSITY OF ABUJA, MAINTAINING THAT PART OF THE MEASURES TO REDUCE DRUG USE IN THE UNIVERSITY IS THE PROPOSED INTRODUCTION OF THE DRUG INTEGRITY TEST FOR BOTH NEW AND RETURNING STUDENTS.

WHILE CALLING FOR A PARTNERSHIP WITH THE UNIVERSITY COMMUNITIES THAT WOULD ENSURE THE SETTING UP OF OUTPOSTS ON CAMPUSES TO FURTHER STRENGTHEN THE AUTHORITIES IN FIGHTING THE SCOURGE, MARWA EXPLAINED THAT THE DRUG INTEGRITY TEST IS ANTICIPATED TO METAMORPHOSE INTO AN ANTI-DRUG POLICY FOR ALL HIGHER INSTITUTIONS OF LEARNING IN NIGERIA.

THE NDLEA BOSS WHO DESCRIBED THE MENACE OF DRUG USE IN THE COUNTRY AS WORRISOME ESPECIALLY AMONG THE YOUTH POPULATION  THEREFORE NOTED THAT THE TEST IS NOT A PUNITIVE MEASURE, RATHER IT IS AN EARLY DETECTION TOOL TO ASCERTAIN AN INDIVIDUAL’S DRUG USE STATUS FOR APPROPRIATE INTERVENTION, TIMELY TREATMENT AND CARE.

ANAMBRA/ARMY-TROOPS

TROOPS OF THE NIGERIAN ARMY HAVE NEUTRALISED FOUR MEMBERS OF THE INDIGENOUS PEOPLE OF BIAFRA, IPOB AND THE EASTERN SECURITY NETWORK, ESN IN ANAMBRA STATE.

ARMY PUBLIC RELATIONS DIRECTOR, BRIG. GEN. ONYEMA NWACHUKWU MADE THIS KNOWN IN A STATEMENT MADE AVAILABLE TO JOURNALISTS, REVEALING THAT ON RECEIPT OF A DISTRESS CALL, TROOPS OF THE NIGERIA ARMY LAUNCHED OUT TO THE LOCATION TO RESTORE NORMALCY.

NWACHUKWU WHO ADDED THAT ON INTERCEPTING THE DISSIDENTS, A FIREFIGHT ENSUED AND THE GALLANT TROOPS NEUTRALISED THE IPOB/ESN LEADER, EJIKE AND THREE OTHERS WHO WERE ENFORCING A SIT-AT-HOME ORDER IN IHIALA, LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREA OF THE STATE FURTHER NOTED THAT SOME ITEMS WERE RECOVERED FROM THE GUNMEN DURING THE ENCOUNTER.

HE HOWEVER EXPRESSED SADNESS AS ONE GALLANT OFFICER PAID THE SUPREME PRICE AND TWO SUSTAINED INJURIES IN AN ACCIDENT THAT INVOLVED A COMBAT VEHICLE CONVEYING TROOPS DURING THE OPERATION DUE TO A TECHNICAL FAULT.

EDO/IPMAN

THE INDEPENDENT PETROLEUM MARKETERS ASSOCIATION OF NIGERIA, IPMAN, EDO STATE CHAPTER HAS CONDEMNED THE ABDUCTION OF ITS CHAIRMAN, ABDUL-HAMMID EGELE BY GUNMEN.

EGELE WAS SAID TO HAVE BEEN ABDUCTED BY GUNMEN AT HIS RESIDENCE IN JATTU, ETSAKO WEST LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREA OF THE STATE ON FEBRUARY 7 EVENING WHILE HIS DRIVER WAS KILLED IN THE PROCESS.

HOWEVER REACTING, IPMAN, IN A STATEMENT BY ITS ASSISTANT SECRETARY, ANGELINA AIGBOKHAI EXPRESSED WORRY OVER THE MANNER ITS CHAIRMAN WAS ABDUCTED, SAYING AS A BODY, IT  WOULD NOT TAKE THE INCIDENT AS A JOKE BUT AS AN ATTACK ON THE ENTIRE BODY WHICH WOULD BE HIGHLY RESISTED.

WHILE SYMPATHIZING WITH FAMILY OF THE DECEASED DRIVER AND THOSE OF THE GALLANT OFFICERS OF THE NIGERIA POLICE WHO WERE SHOT AND INJURED DURING THE GUN DUEL, THE ASSOCIATION THEREFORE CALLED FOR THE UNCONDITIONAL RELEASE OF EGELE, SAYING THE ABDUCTION WAS ORCHESTRATED BY ENEMIES OF THE STATE.

NIGER/ATTACK

MORE THAN 200 TERRORISTS HAVE ATTACKED COMMUNITIES IN KONTAGORA, MARIGA AND RIJAU LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREAS IN NIGER STATE.

CONFIRMING THE ATTACK, NIGERIA MILITARY INTELLIGENCE OFFICER  WHO EXPLAINED THAT THE TERRORISTS STORMED THE AREAS IN A CONVOY OF ABOUT 100 MOTORCYCLES AND KILLED CHILDREN AT BANGI, A VILLAGE IN MARIGA AREA ADDED THAT THE ASSAILANTS VANDALIZED, BURNED, LOOTED A NUMBER OF HOUSES AND SHOPS, STEALING AT LEAST 250 COWS ALONG ROUTES.

WHILE STATING THAT THE WELL-ARMED CRIMINALS OPERATED FREELY AS THEY DID DURING PREVIOUS INVASIONS, THE OFFICER  HOWEVER REVEALED THAT BAD WEATHER PREVENTED THE NIGERIAN AIR FORCE, NAF FROM AERIAL BOMBARDMENTS, POINTING OUT THAT PILOTS ARE MINDFUL OF SEVERE WEATHER CONDITIONS DUE TO ADVERSE HAZY WEATHER INCLUDING INTENSE STORMS, POOR VISIBILITY AND HIGH TURBULENCE.